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Discover Xciting Japan

Your Gateway To Japan's Vibrant Culture and Unique Experiences

Explore Japan and discover hidden gems with our events and experiences. 

Welcome to Discover Xciting Japan!

Experience Japan like never before with our tailored events and experiences, supported with our English-speaking guides.

Immerse yourself in traditional tea ceremonies, artisan shops, and many other hidden gems as you discover your Ikigai - your passion or purpose.

Our events and experiences are designed to showcase the very best of Japan while supporting local businesses.

Whether you're a first-time visitor or a seasoned traveler, we'll introduce you to the heart and soul of this incredible country.

Book your adventure today and discover the magic of Japan with us.

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About Discover Xciting Japan

Welcome to Discover Xciting Japan, your guide to discovering the best of Japan's vibrant culture, delicious food, and stunning landmarks.

Travel should be about more than just ticking off the tourist hotspots - it should be an opportunity to connect with the heart and soul of a place.

That's why our mission is to create truly immersive experiences that allow you to appreciate the people, food, and crafts that make Japan so unique.

At Discover Xciting Japan, we're passionate about supporting local businesses, so you can feel good knowing that your experience is helping to sustain the communities you're visiting.

Our Ikigai Tours and Experiences are designed to help you find your purpose and joy in Japan.

Whether you're discovering the art of the traditional tea ceremony, exploring hidden artisan shops, or immersing yourself in local festivals, you'll leave with a newfound sense of fulfillment and a lifetime of memories.

Choose Discover Xciting Japan for unforgettable events and experiences that reveal a Japan beyond the surface level.

Let us show you the beauty and magic of this incredible country and leave with a renewed sense of purpose and passion.

Join us on a journey of discovery and purpose as we showcase the very best of Japan's vibrant culture and support local businesses along the way.

Why Our Events and Experiences?

Discover the Best of Japan with Discover Xciting Japan!

Your time in Japan is limited but with Discover Xciting Japan, you can make the most of your trip. 

Our services are designed to help you experience the real Japan and all its wonders, from the delicious foods and beverages to the high-quality hand-made crafts, beautiful landmarks and many other types of cultural experiences.

Additionally, we want to help connect you with the Japanese businesses behind our events and experiences. You can be sure that you'll get the best of Japan, all while supporting local businesses.

Here are the benefits of choosing Discover Xciting Japan for your next trip to Japan:

  • Authentic Experiences:

  • Our tours and events are designed so you can immerse yourself in local customs and traditions, learning about the real Japan and the things that make it unique.

  • Language Support:

  • We provide English support at our tours and events for the best experience.

  • Local Connections:

  • We connect you with events hosted by local businesses so that you can get an authentic taste of Japan.

  • Start planning your dream trip to Japan today and join one of our featured events!

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    Ikigai Events and Experiences


    At Discover Xciting Japan, travel should be about more than just sightseeing - we're passionate about helping travelers discover their Ikigai - the Japanese concept of finding joy and purpose in life.

    Discover Xciting Japan is proud to offer a unique and authentic experience of Japanese culture through our Ikigai Events and Experiences. 

    Our tours aim to help tourists understand Ikigai through immersive cultural experiences.

    Encounter the best of Japan's landmarks and culture with our expert English-speaking guides, who will help you discover this incredible country's true heart and sou

    Join us for a journey that goes beyond the surface level and leaves you with a renewed sense of purpose and fulfillment.


    Ikigai Events And Experiences Will Leave A Lasting Impression With Tourists!

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    Discover Xciting Japan Partners With Local Businesses

    We are your gateway to connect you with our partners in Japan!

    Artisan Shops

    Observe the skills of local artisans that handcraft traditional Japanese products such as pottery, textiles, lacquerware and jewelry.

    Craft Beer Breweries

    Experience the rich and diverse world of Japanese craft beer, featuring a range of unique and flavorful brews.

    Japanese Tea Houses

    Attend a unique tea ceremony experience, showcasing this ancient practice's traditional tea-making rituals and cultural significance.

    Sake Distilleries

    Taste and tour a traditional sake distillery. Tourist learn about the brewing process, craftsmanship and the cultural significance of sake in Japan.

    Onsen Hot Springs

    Immerse yourself to the Japanese tradition of hot spring bathing, where they can relax and rejuvenate in natural hot springs surrounded by stunning scenery.

    Kendo Dojo

    Engage in a lesson in the traditional Japanese martial art of Kendo and the opportunity to learn about this sport's history and cultural significance in Japan.

    Ryokan Inn

    Visit a traditional Japanese inns that offer a true cultural experience with traditional tatami rooms and hot springs.

    Ikebana School

    Learn the art of flower arrangement and the traditional values behind it, including harmony, respect, and peace.

    Kaiseki Cuisine

    Explore and eperience the traditional multi-course Kaiseki cuisine, considered the epitome of Japanese dining.

    Ceramics Studio

    Join workshops on traditional Japanese pottery and ceramic arts. Learn about the cultural significance of ceramics in Japan and make your own pottery.

    Samurai Experience

    Understand about the samurai's history, tradition, and culture through a traditional samurai experience.

    Kimono Experience

    Engage yourself in a traditional kimono experience. Opportunity to wear a kimono, learn about the history and cultural significance of kimonos.

    Traditional Dance Performances

    Witness traditional Japanese dance performances, showcasing the beauty and grace of these ancient cultural forms.

    Traditional Japanese Cuisine Cooking Class

    Learn about traditional Japanese cuisine and cooking techniques, and about the cultural significance of food in Japan.

    Zen Meditation Experience and Lifestyle

    Enjoy a peaceful and calming Zen meditation session led by a master in a traditional temple or Zen garden.

    Traditional Sweets Shops

    Savour the delicacy of traditional Japanese sweets made with premium ingredients, such as mochi and wagashi, and observe the masterful art of sweet-making in a beautifully designed shop.

    Many others

    These are a few types of business working with Discover Xciting Japan.



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    Next Featured Event - Coming Soon!

    2023: Celebrate Art, Culture, and Community

    Jiyugaoka Megami Festival

    Join us on October 8th and 9th for two days of captivating events, featuring renowned artists, musicians, and performers.

  • October 8th & 9th

    12 - 9 pm

  • Jiyugaoka Station, Tokyo

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  • The Jiyugaoka Megami Festival is a vibrant celebration of art, culture, and community in the heart of Jiyugaoka. This year's festival will take place on October 8th and 9th, 2023, and will feature a diverse lineup of events, including:

    Musical & cultural performances, Art exhibitions and displays, talks and workshops, and food and drink vendors.

    This event is FREE to the public.

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    Featured Event

    Mikoto no Kaijo's Special and Limited Event

    Taste and Learn the Beautiful Art of Japanese Tea Ceremony

    How To Enjoy Japanese Sweets and Macha Tea During The Cherry Blossom Season

  • March 25th Starting at 2 PM Japan Standard Time

  • Kudanshita, Tokyo

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  • This is a must attend event for Japanese culture enthusiasts and tea ceremony connoisseurs!

    Learn about the traditional Japanese tea ceremony but taught in a contemporary way.

    Within 2 hours, learn how to enjoy the tea ceremony that can be replicated in the comforts of your own home.

    Exclusive and intimate setting limited to a small group of attendees.

    Our expert instructor will guide you through the ceremony, explaining each step and its significance.

    Join us on March 25 at 2 PM JST and elevate your travel experience with Mikoto's exclusive tea ceremony event. 

    This event is limited to 4 participants

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    Trusted By Happy Travelers

    We pride ourselves on providing top-notch experiences and customer service.

    The experiences offered by Discover Xciting Japan are truly unique, and unforgettable. I highly recommend the food event - it was the highlight of my trip! 

    I had a fantastic experience with Discover Xciting Japan. The customized event allowed me to see Japan in a way I could never have experienced alone. Great event!

    Discover Xciting Japan showed me a Japan that I never knew existed. Learned so much about the culture, traditions, and people. Truly an experience of a lifetime.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What makes Discover Xciting Japan different from other tour operators in Japan?

    At Discover Xciting Japan, we focus on creating customized tours, events and experiences so you can immerse yourself in local customs and traditions, learning about the real Japan and the things that make it unique. We connect you with local businesses through our tours so that you can get an authentic taste of Japan.

    What is the process of booking an Ikigai Events and Experience?

    Booking an Ikigai events and experience with Discover Xciting Japan is a simple and easy process. All you need to do is visit our website, select the tour or experience you're interested in, and make a booking by filling out the online form. Our team will then send you information on the location and how to arrive to the venue to enjoy your experience.

    Do you provide transportation to your events and experiences?

    No, we do not provide transportation for our events and activities. However, we will provide detailed directions to attend the exclusive events.

    Can you help me with accommodation and transportation in Japan?

    We focus on event promotions and English explanations during the event. However, you can always contact us, and we can provide additional information to help you with your travel arrangements.

    What should I pack for my trip to Japan?

    We recommend packing comfortable and practical clothing for your trip to Japan and appropriate footwear for walking and hiking. You should also bring a good camera, as there will be many opportunities for great photos.

    Do I need a visa to visit Japan?

    The visa requirements for visiting Japan vary depending on your country of origin. Some countries are eligible for visa-free travel to Japan, while others require a visa. Please check with your country's Japanese embassy or consulate for more information.

    What is your cancellation policy?

    Please see our cancellation policy. Please note that cancellation periods may varies depending on the event that you have booked. Please refer to our website or contact us directly for more information.

    What are Ikigai Events and Experiences?

    Tourists can benefit from ikigai events and experiences by discovering their purpose and experiencing Japan's beauty, culture, and traditions in a unique and personal way. Our events and experiences are designed to help tourists make the most of their time in Japan and leave with a new perspective on life.

    Is there a minimum or a maximum number of people required for an event and experience?

    For each of our events and experiences, there is a limited number of participants, and seats run out quickly. Therefore, it is best to secure your spot as early as possible.

    Are your events and experiences suitable for solo travelers?

    Yes, we offer events and experiences that are suitable for solo travelers.

    Can I participate in events and experiences with children?

    It is best to see the details for each event as conditions may apply. Our events and experiences suit people of all ages.

    Are your events and activities private or shared with other tourists?

    Our events and activities can be either private or shared with other tourists, depending on your preference. If there is an event that you would like to attend privately, please let us know in advance as pricing will vary due to exclusivity.

    What kind of payment methods do you accept?

    We accept payment by credit card or PayPal. We will provide you with our payment details once you confirm your booking.

    Can I change my booking?

    You can change your booking, subject to our policy. Please get in touch with us as soon as possible if you need to make any changes to your booking. Our team will be happy to assist you.

    What kind of activities and experiences do you offer?

    We offer a wide range of activities and experiences, including cultural workshops, outdoor adventures, food tours, and much more. You can choose from our pre-designed packages or customize your own experience.

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    Cancellation and Refund Policy

    At Discover Xciting Japan, we understand that sometimes plans change. Therefore, if you need to cancel your booking, please let us know as soon as possible so we can accommodate your request.

    Cancellation Policy:

  • You will receive a full refund if you cancel your booking 30 days or more before the event starts.

  • If you cancel your booking between 14 and 29 days before the event's start date, you will receive a 50% refund.

  • No refunds will be processed if you cancel your booking less than 14 days before the event's start date.

  • Refund Policy:

  • Refunds will be processed within 30 days of the cancellation date.

  • Refunds will be credited back to the original payment method used for the booking.

  • Please note that our cancellation and refund policy may vary depending on the specific event. Contact us for more information and to cancel or modify your booking.

    About the Founders


    Hello, fellow adventurers! I'm George Nagatsuka, the founder of Discover Xciting Japan.

    Originally from New Jersey, US, I fell head over heels for Japan. I've been living the Japanese life for 29 years and have traveled to more places than I care to count - we're talking US, Canada, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, China, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Brunei, Australia, Tasmania, New Zealand, Bahrain, Dubai, Pakistan, France, Spain, and Germany to mention a few.

    But let's be honest; nothing beats exploring Japan's stunning landscapes, vibrant cities, and rich history and culture.

    I've worked in the corporate world and am now an entrepreneur, but my passion has always been sharing Japan's culture and secrets with the world.


    So, I teamed up with my partner in crime, Oreo (a Boston Terrier with a heart of gold), and explored Japan's hidden gems and will be continuing our adventure.

    This website is your backstage pass to Japan's best-kept secrets. I'll be your guide, introducing you to the locals and businesses and giving you insider tips on making the most of your Japanese adventure.

    So, buckle up and get ready for an unforgettable ride. Oreo and I will show you the best of Japan - the food, the sights, and the memories.

    It's time to Discover Xciting Japan with us!

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    Contact us for more information and to book your adventure in Japan.

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